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“You can shout as often as you like that ‘x’ should work, but if it is not working while I am teaching, I will do other things that on paper might not be as efficient,” says Dr Christian Bokhove, a lecturer in mathematics education at the University of Southampton and a specialist in research methodologies.

Speaking on this episode of Tes Podagogy, which focuses on spotting research myths and how teachers can be empowered by research, Bokhove explains that the relationship between teachers and education research is a difficult one to get right. On one side, it has huge scope to improve practice; on the other, there are real dangers in how teachers often consume research.

Bokhove – a former teacher - identifies some prime examples of where he feels research has been oversimplified or misconstrued by educators, including popular work from the likes of ED Hirsch and John Sweller. He also details things teachers should look for in research and discusses issues such as publication bias.

Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and the woman behind Growth Mindset theory, explains how her theory has been misinterpreted, what she has to say to her critics and her efforts to create a growth mindset pedagogy

Professors Robert and Elizabeth Bjork are among the world's leading researchers into memory and learning. For this podcast, they discuss what teachers need to know about memory and explain how group work, tailoring content to student interests and testing are key to helping students retain knowledge. 

In the first episode of Tes Podagogy - the Tes podcast all about teaching and learning – Daisy Christodoulou, author of Seven Myths About Education and Making Good Progress – explains why assessment is important, how teachers can do it better and why it's much more interesting than some would have you believe. 

March 23, 2015  

Join Richard Vaughan as he examines whether Ofsted is at a crunch point amid claims of "attacks" against the agency and tensions between it and the Department for Education at an all time high. We hear from Ofsted's director of schools Mike Cladingbowl, Jonathan Simons head of education at think tank Policy Exchange and headteacher and blogger Tom Sherrington to get their views on the issue.

March 23, 2015  

Join Richard Vaughan as he attempts to unpick the changes to both GCSEs and A levels brought in this month by the government. He hears from resident TES expert William Stewart, who gives an overview of the exam reforms. He catches up with John Blake, a history teacher at a London comprehensive, to get a teacher's perspective on the changes. And, finally, he hears from Geoff Barton, head of the King Edward VI school in Suffolk, to get his thoughts on the matter.

March 23, 2015  

Join Richard Vaughan and TES reporter Helen Ward as they take a look at A-level results day. We caught up with the staff and students at Burlington Danes Academy in west London as they received their results today, including hearing the thoughts of Burlington's outgoing principal Dame Sally Coates. We heard from Roger Pope, principal of Kingsbridge Community College in Devon to get his thoughts on his school's results. Tim Oates from Cambridge Assessment gave us his insight into why grades had remained relatively stable this summer, and Pearson's Jo-Anne Baird tells us why the government's reforms may not have had the impact ministers' might have hoped.

March 23, 2015  

Join Richard Vaughan and TES reporter Stephen Exley as they delve into this year's GCSE results. We hear from heads Geoff Barton and Dame Joan McVittie to get their views on what was a disappointing year for them. We caught up with Brian Lightman, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, who said his members were angry by results following yet more tinkering to the exam system. ANd we got a broader perspective from Mark Dawe, chief exec of one of the country's largest exam boards, OCR.

April 29, 2014  

Ensuring that pupils make progress has such a high profile in everything schools do

and so has recording, monitoring and accounting for it. John Hopkin, head of accreditation for the Geographical Association, looks at life after levels for progression.

April 29, 2014  

John Hopkin, head of accreditation for the Geographical Association, looks at practices to support the process of adapting to the new curriculum.

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